3 Things to Consider When Shopping for Bedroom Flooring
Posted by: Genesis Floors
Your bedroom is your sanctuary. This is where you sleep, get dressed, read books, watch TV, and on particularly lazy days it’s where you hang out all day. You want your bedroom to be comfortable, stylish, cozy, and a big factor in achieving this is picking the right flooring. In our Sykesville, MD flooring store, we help many customers explore different flooring options for their bedrooms. And we also remind them about a few important things many homeowners forget to consider.
Between all the rooms in your home, it’s safe to say that you spend the most time in the bedroom. That’s if you are like most people who work away from home during the day. If you or your significant other suffer from allergies, you definitely don’t want your bedroom to be the source of all the sneezing and coughing. Meanwhile, if you decide to install carpet in your bedroom, you may have to fight allergies more often than you’d like.
Carpet tends to trap dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens floating in the air. If you have a vacuum with a HEPA filter, you have a better chance of removing the allergens, but still some will be left behind and can get released back into the air. If clean, allergen-free air is something you need to get a restful sleep at night, then be cautious about putting carpet in your bedroom. Go with hardwood or other hard surface flooring instead.
Do you have cats or dogs? Are they allowed in the bedroom? If you answered “yes” to both questions, then you have to think a few things over. First of all, if your pets tend to be very vocal or make loud stomping sounds when they walk or jump, you may want to get carpet for your bedroom. Carpet, combined with a soft cushion, will make for a good noise-canceling device. Second of all, if your pets have claws and nails, you may want to stay away from loop-pile carpet. Loops and claws don’t go well together and your carpet may lose its appearance rather fast. Read about other tips for selecting carpet with pets in mind.
Are you looking for the flooring to put into your child’s bedroom? If so, consider these three things: stain resistance, ease of maintenance and softness. The latter will only matter if your child is young and hasn’t mastered their balance yet—you would want to have some cushion to soften the fall. Carpet works, but you could also install foam tiles over any hard floor covering.
As for stain resistance and ease of maintenance, these two are important in any age. Both young kids and teenagers tend to spend a lot of time on the floor, which often leads to messes. If you are going with carpet, pick the one with a darker color and stain resistant qualities. Vinyl flooring is another good option and easy to tear down and replace as the child gets older and more responsible.
Have other questions about bedroom flooring? Feel free to stop by our flooring showroom. We’ve got lots of samples to show you and you can even take some home to see how it will look with your interior design.